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Turning PointsActual and Alternate Histories: Colonial America from Settlement to the Revolution (Turning Points in History J. Golson

Turning PointsActual and Alternate Histories: Colonial America from Settlement to the Revolution (Turning Points in History

J. Golson

Published October 1st 2006
ISBN : 9781851098279
Hardcover
266 pages
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This entry in ABC-CLIOs exciting series Turning Points-Actual and Alternate Histories covers the development of the original 13 states, from first European contact up to the Revolutionary War. Using the fascinating tool of alternateMoreThis entry in ABC-CLIOs exciting series Turning Points-Actual and Alternate Histories covers the development of the original 13 states, from first European contact up to the Revolutionary War. Using the fascinating tool of alternate history-postulating the course of events, had one key fact been different-the book engages students imaginations and critical thinking skills.This critical period in American history is particularly suited to the alternative history approach: The population of the colonies was small, so the import of individual actions, or of singular events, was proportionately large. If the English had lost one battle to the Swedes, the United States might have been a Swedish colony. If James, Duke of York, had died of the plague in 1654, the U.S. and French revolutions might not have happened.